D7 ATP Information
Counties covered by MnDOT's District 7 area are:
- Blue Earth
- Le Sueur
Area Transportation Plan Open Houses
2016-2019 STIP - Public Meetings set for March 30 - 31
Regional Development Commissions (RNDC) and the Mankato/North Mankato Area Planning Organization (MAPO) will be hosting a public open houses to dicuss the 2016 - 2019 Area Transportation Improvement Plan (ATIP). The ATIP lists all Minnesota Department of Transportation funded projects in District 7 in those four years. A presentation discussing the ATIP will be made followed by time for questions and public comments.
March 30 - 3:30 - 5:30
Region 8 Development Commission
March 31 - 5:00 - 6:30
Region 9 Development Commission/MAPO
Mankato Council Chambers of the Intergovernmental Center,
10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN
Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) - 2019 projects
The Transportation Alternatives Program is a competitive grant for local communities and regional agencies to fund projects for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, historic preservation, Safe Routes to School and more. ATP-7 has selected projects for 2019
and on April 15, 2015 - Grant recipients will be announced.
For more information:
- TAP program eligibility requirements and regional contacts,
- TAP Letter of Intent form, www.mndot.gov/map-21/pdf/tap-loi.pdf
- Safe Routes to School program, www.mndot.gov/saferoutes/grants.html
- Minnesota Scenic Byways, www.mndot.gov/scenicbyways/
The 2015-2018 STIP was approved by MnDOT on September 21, 2014 and sent to FHWA October 1, 2014.
What is Area Transportation Partnership (ATP)?
Mn/DOT created ATP to emphasize greater public involvement in preparation of transportation plans and programs.
There are eight ATPs in Minnesota (one for each Mn/DOT District area).
Every year, the ATPs develop an Area Transportation Improvement Program (ATIP) which cover a minimum four-year period. ATIPs include all projects seeking federal aid highway, state trunk highway, and federal transit sources of funding.
The ATP 7 is working to meet the goals of new federal transportation law - MAP 21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century).To distribute the funds a Statewide Performance Program was created to allow Minnesota to meet performance targets on the National Highway System - a key focus of MAP-21.
New funding programs in MAP-21 include:
- National Highway Performance Program (National Highway System includes all principle arterials)
- Surface Transportation Program (Non principle arterial roadways - state, city, county, transit capital, off-system bridges)
- Highway Safety Improvement Program (highway safety & rail)
- Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (Metro only)
- Metropolitan Planning (includes Mankato/North Mankato area)
- Transportation Alternatives Program (Safe Routes to School, recreational trails, former enhancements, other)
ATP 7 solicits projects for:
- Surface Transportation Program (small urban, rural and transit capital)
- Transportation Alternatives Program (within a statewide framework)
Current project maps
- ATP 7 state highway construction program 2015-2018
- ATP 7 parks and trails enhancement projects
- ATP 7 2015-2018 local projects
Current and past Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs are available on MnDOT’s Web site at www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/stateplan